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Meth Bill heads for showdown in Senate

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

Gov. Bill Haslam’s anti-methamphetamine legislation has been approved by the Senate, but the finite details about how much pseudoephedrine will be allowed at over-the-counter purchases remains at odds with the House, and lawmakers must iron out the differences. If that happens, the legislation will be forwarded to the governor’s desk for final approval. The Senate voted 23-8 on Tuesday for a 4.8-gram month maximum and an annual cap of 14.4

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  • FC Prevention Coalition seeks financial assistance

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    After losing much-needed grant money, Franklin County Prevention Coalition Director Tabatha Curtis asked the Finance Committee this past week to make up the difference to keep the organization fully functional. Curtis requested $76,000, the amount lost when the grant program ended. This is the first time the coalition has asked for funding assistance from the county. The program has been fully funded by grants and other monies since its inception.

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  • Decherd sued over Drug Court housing dispute

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Azoning dispute over a Franklin County Drug Court program building’s use has escalated into two lawsuits against Decherd and two municipal employees on grounds they didn’t have the authority to terminate water services to force tenants to vacate. The lawsuits were filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on March 27. The first lawsuit was filed by Russell L. Leonard and wife Kirkland W. Leonard against the City of Decherd and

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FC’s Edwards receives promotion at Nissan

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Nissan North America officials announced Tuesday that Franklin County native Gary Edwards has been promoted to vice president of the Decherd Powertrain Operations and Smyrna Battery Plant. Edwards began his Nissan career at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983. Throughout the years, he worked in various engineering departments as he pursued his BS degree in engineering technology. When Nissan began construction on its Decherd plant, Edwards came from Smyrna

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  • Huntland donates land for new grocery store

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Although there are a few convenience stores in the area, whenever a Huntland family’s grocery list gets long or when needing specialty items, they will typically make the trek to one of the larger stores in Winchester. Huntland residents once had the Piggly Wiggly on Main Street that they frequented for most grocery items and necessities, but the family-owned store officially closed its doors a two years ago. However, sometime

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  • 22nd Annual Business Expo is Thursday

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Franklin County and surrounding area residents have a great opportunity to explore and shop at the sold out venue with over 90 exhibitors at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business Expo this coming Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Area residents are being encouraged to visit some of Franklin County’s finest businesses. The Expo is the perfect venue to purchase and discover

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